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My take on the Election

From: Dan
Sent on: Thursday, November 8, 2012 1:22 PM
Rush Limbaugh just pointed out what may be the most significant fact of this election. Romney lost the popular vote to Obama by 2.8 million votes. But Romney got 3 million less Republican votes than John McCain. This is Earth shattering. Obama got 10 million less votes in 2012 than he did in 2008. The Pundits were all saying that this Election would be all about turn out. They were absolutely correct. The Democrats had a strong ground game and get out the vote effort. But it was nothing Supernaturally powerful, like some despondent Pundits are suggesting.
Think about this. 3 million LESS Republicans voted in 2012 than in 2008. McCain significantly outperformed Romney AMOUNG REPUBLICANS. Yesterday on Fox they were talking about this, and Bob Beckle suggested that maybe McCain being a Veteran and War hero was enough by itself to account for the difference. I think he was on to something. All over the media people are arguing over whether or not Romney was a weak Candidate. I say that this fact completely proves that he was, by the only standard that matters, and closes the discussion of that issue forever.
I have never seen a weaker and more pathetic line up of Candidates than we had in 2012. The fact is that Romney actually was the best Candidate out of that sorry line up. Note that I am not saying they were not good people, but someone must also possess the Political savvy needed to be a successful Candidate. The good news is that I think that the line up in 2016 looks vastly better, and 2012's choices were probably a one time deal. The fact is that we did lose because of having a pathetically weak Candidate. And also because we totally failed to get out our base. Part of that was because of how uninspiring our Candidate was, but most of it was that we simply failed to realize that the enthusiasm some of us felt for the Election was not as widespread as we thought. We just plain failed at the ground game. But the ground game would have meant a lot less with a good Candidate.
If Romney had received the same number of votes as the Pathetic McCain Campaign, he would be President-elect. The good news is that Obama's victory was not a matter of some changing demographics that render Conservatism obsolete. It was not because the American people have suddenly, magically turned into Socialists just since 2010. Both of those claims are Progressive Propaganda designed to demoralize us, to get us to think our cause is hopeless and to give up the fight. The Election was not lost because Latino's all want Amnesty and open borders, and would support Republicans if not for those "Bigoted" "Xenophobic" position. That is the Progressives trying to talk the Republican Party into committing suicide.
Latinos support the Democrats for the same reason most other minorities do. For free stuff and special privileges. The Election was lost because of poor messaging, a poor Campaign, and a failure of "Get Out the Vote", which would have been much less important with a decent Candidate. The Election was not lost because of some nebulous doom descending on Conservatives as the World changes. (Note how well that notion fits with the Progressives world view of society progressing forward toward an inevitable future) It was not lost because the Republican Party needs to change its position on open borders or any other fundamental principle.

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